Climate Change

Experts Warn of Climate Change Threat to Pakistan’s Stability

In Islamabad, experts convened to address the alarming impact of climate change on Pakistan’s national, socio-economic, and macroeconomic stability, with dire warnings of its consequences reverberating globally.

The event, jointly organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and the defence ministry, shed light on Pakistan’s precarious position, ranking 14th worldwide for economic impact and 25th for losses per unit GDP due to climate change-related factors.

A key focus of the discussion was the looming threat to food security, now increasingly viewed as a human security issue amid the climate crisis. Speakers underscored the urgent need for a human-centric approach to national security, advocating for a concentrated effort on safeguarding essentials like food, water, and population.

Amidst the challenges, recommendations emerged, emphasizing the imperative to transition towards sustainable agricultural practices to mitigate the effects of climate change on food production. Additionally, there were calls for enhanced diplomatic endeavors to foster regional cooperation, recognizing the interconnectedness of climate impacts across borders.

The discourse also spotlighted the critical importance of climate-resilient infrastructure and effective water management to counteract the escalating risks of health crises and urban planning failures exacerbated by climate change.

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